Here’s another quick & easy birthday card for the fall season. It’s based on a sketch from the CardMaker’s Sketch Book (Annie’s Attic) – one of my favorite “browsing for idea” books – there are 3 sketch books and I have all 3. You know I like to start with a sketch, and I’ve been working on my COPIC coloring skills, so this one brought all the elements together!
Note: finished card size is 4 1/4” x 5 1/2”
Taffy (CTMH): 4 1/4” x 11”, score @ 5 1/2”, plus a 2” x 2” square; Gingham Autumn Combo (CTMH): 4 1/4” x 5 1/2” – cutting instructions below; New England Ivy (CTMH): 2 1/2” x 2 1/2”, plus a 2” x 2” square; Stamper’s Select White (Paper Trey): 2 3/8” x 2 3/8”.
Tuxedo Black (Memento); Almost Artichoke (SU!)
Give Thanks (SU!) ; Simply Said (Unity)
COPIC Markers (Imagination International): Y19, YR04, R27; Y19, YG63, C1, C3, C5; Small and Large Tag Punches (SU!); Olive Green Jute (No Time To Stamp); Bow-Easy; Scor-Pal; Glue dots; Adhesive Transfer Gun 714 (Scotch); Rotary trimmer with straight blade (Fiskars); Scissors
Stamp the image on the white square using the black ink. Color with COPICS – I used these colors:
- Apples: Y19, YR04, R27
- Leaves: Y19, YG63
- Bucket: C1, C3, C5
Mount the finished image on the larger green square.
Stamp the sentiment in green on the smaller taffy square. Punch it out with the small Tag punch, and punch a green tag using the larger punch. Mount the small tag on the large one.
To cut the gingham paper that goes across the card, start with your 4 1/4” x 5 1/2” paper. Measure 3 1/2” on each of the long sides of the rectangle and put a mark. Measure 2 3/4” on each of the short sides and mark. Then line up the marks on your paper cutter, and slice off the corners – like this:
Now, complete the assembly of the card:
Mount the gingham paper on the base card, and the image in the upper left corner. Put the tag in the lower right. Finish it with a bow tied with the jute (I looped the string around the Bow-Easy 3 times), and mount with a glue dot.
Inside, you can finish with a birthday greeting, a friendship sentiment, or just a Thinking of You. Hope you try out this different layout for yourself, and let me know what you create!
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